My lovely friend Kate, over at http://calamityandotherstuff.blogspot.com/ has seen fit to provide me with the right to call my blog 'award-winning'. I've always thought this a cool award because I do aim, above all, to be an honest writer, so thank you Kate! The deal is, in order to claim the award, I have to list ten things my friends may not already know about me. I have thought long and hard about these ten things in order to make this list at least somewhat interesting. So, here goes: Rebecca S.' top ten interesting personal facts.
1. I once swore at a campaigning politician visiting my high school, in front of the whole school. The fact that he went on to do great things for his riding is beside the point.
2. I've been in four car accidents (3 of them in winter, 2 while I was driving), and visit the chiropractor and a massage therapist once a month to maintain mobility in my neck and upper back after injuring them a few times. When I think about it, I feel lucky to be alive.
3. When I was a baby I pulled a lamp into my crib, which smouldered and burnt me, filling my lungs with smoke. I spent several weeks in the hospital with pneumonia and drove the nurses crazy by repeatedly poking holes in my oxygen tents.
4. I want a dog, but I don't want to pick up the poop.
5. Someday I'm going to go to the U.K. and tour all those beautiful old castles and manor houses, and their gardens that I've held a fascination for all my life. I'm also going to have some fish and chips and some pints with Julie Walters and Helen Mirren while I'm there.
6. Having a family is the best thing that has ever happened to me. When I gave birth to my first son I knew that I had finally really done something good, and it was very empowering. Three more children cemented the fact.
7. When I was eleven or so my mom hauled my skinny butt off to the doctor because she thought there was something seriously wrong with me. It turned out I just really hated school.
8. Music and art feed my soul. I get a wrenching in my gut when I see, read, or hear something beautiful. I'm an emotional being but can pull myself together when necessary - or my children would be embarrassed to be seen with me at any function.
9. I've never lived alone, but that doesn't mean I've never been lonely.
10. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer and the necessity of patience, but I don't talk about it much. Maybe this will change as I get older and care less what people think, or rather, care differently.
Thank you for reading my list. I'm not sure if I am supposed to pass the Honest Scrap award on to anyone. Kate?